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A trip across America, and back.

October 8, 2010


Well here it is. Home base for probably not too many trials and tribulations for B. and I to take a trip across America in our 1987 VW Vanagon Camper GL (aka Westfalia).

Yasee, B. got posted by her company to spend a wee while in Baltimore, MD from June 2010 until now, and this is her last week there. So, we decided that I would drive the camper out there and we would drive back, taking in family visits and sights on the way.

It was only last weekend that the camper’s transmission let out some smoke, and we have to thank Hugo’s European Car Service in Encinitas, CA for coming to a supremely superb rescue, but it feels slightly wobbly to set out on a 5,000 mile journey in a 23 year old vehicle. However, the only thing that has not been replaced in the van (Esmeralda) is the driver and co-driver. So, we should be good to go.

Preparations are going smoothly, which means I’ve done sod all yet, except put the GPS on the sofa to try and find Show Low in Arizona, which is probably somewhere around where I’ll spend the first night, and then I forgot about it (the GPS) and ran the battery down. See, it’s people who cause the problems!

More prep stuff tomorrow, and then we’re on our way.

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